Title: A World Model of the Pulp and Paper Industry: Demand, Energy Consumption and Emission Scenarios to 2030
Authors: SZABO LaszloSORIA RAMIREZ AntonioFORSSTROM JuhaKERANEN JanneHYTONEN Eemeli
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY vol. 12 no. 3 p. 257-269
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC50890
ISSN: 1462-9011
URI: www.sciencedirect.com
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50890
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2009.01.011
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: This article introduces a bottom-up global model of the pulp and paper sector (PULPSIM) with a focus on energy consumption and carbon emissions. It is an annual recursive simulation behavioural model with a 2030 time horizon incorporating several technological details of the industry for 47 world regions. The long time horizon and the modular structure allow the model users to assess the effects of different environmental, energy and climate policies in a scenario comparison setup. In addition to the business as usual developments of the sector, a climate commitment scenario has been analysed, in which the impacts of changing forest management practices are also included. The climate scenario results reveal that there is a significant carbon reduction potential in the pulp and paper making, showing a number of specific features: the central role of the fibrous resource inputs and the potential impact of increased waste wood and black liquor based heat generation.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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